The Twelve Traditions of twelve-step programs provide guidelines for relationships between the twelve-step groups, members, other groups, the global fellowship, and society at large. Questions of finance, public relations, donations, and purpose are addressed in the Traditions. They were originally written by Bill Wilson after the founding of the first twelve-step group, Alcoholics Anonymous.
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1946 In April, AA Grapevine first published the Twelve Traditions (in the long/original form) as Twelve Points to Assure Our Future. 1950 The Twelve Traditions were unanimously adopted at AA's First International Convention. 1953 The Twelve Traditions were published in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions ...
... The Twelve Traditions accompany the Twelve Steps ... The Traditions provide guidelines for group governance ... Most twelve-step fellowships have adopted these principles for their structural governance ...
... Purpose is a principle derived from the Fifth Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous, "Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers." Other groups ... to join with "outside" groups, working on the narcotic problem, provided the Traditions of anonymity and of "no endorsements" are respected ” —Bill W ...
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And thus forever with reverted look
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